General
State of CT CFPC Commissioners
Summary of Comments from Strategic Planning Forum
Donation Recognition
1-800-FIRE-LINE Aids CT's Recruitment Challenges
Limited Access Highway Reimbursement Program
CFPC/CFA Organizational Chart
Public Act 99-272 Effective Date
State Fire Administrator
State Fire Administrator’s Message
Agency Mission
Sample Tax Abatement Ordinance Language
Connecticut Fire Academy Toll Free Access
Connecticut General Statutes Relating to Fire Services
Senator Dodd Visits Fire Academy
On August 26, Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd visited the Connecticut Fire Academy
Segway Demonstration at CFA
2003 Fire Act Grant Application Process
USFA prepares to open 2003 Fire Act Grant Application Process
2003 FIRE Act Grant Application
2003 FIRE Act Grant Application Period Opens
Important Mailing Information
Postal Mail forwarding from post office box ended
Fire Service Day 2003
17 Fire Service Organizations take part in this year's program at the Capital
Arson Awareness Week: May 1-7
It’s Arson Awareness Week, and the National Volunteer Fire Council has joined with the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and its partners to raise awareness about arson and how to stop serial arsonists. The theme this year is Working Together to Extinguish Serial Arson. Take this week to educate your community about the value of a collaborative effort with law enforcement, fire and emergency service departments, and the community to battle serial arsonists.
State of Connecticut Regional Foam Trailer Program
State of Connecticut makes foam trailers available to local fire departments.
Limited Access Highway Reimbursement Program
Limited Access Highway Reimbursement Program Repealed
Towing/Recovery Fuel Evacuation Program
Pilot Program Announced
12th Round Fire ACT Grant Awards
New grant awards announced
20th Round Fire Act Grant Awards
FEMA announces newest grant awards
Incident Management Task Force
Task Force White Paper Released
2004 SERC Conference - FULL
The 2004 State Emergency Response Commission Annual Conference is FULL
2004 Assistance to Firefighters Grant
The Department of Homeland Security will open the application period for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program on Monday, March 1, 2004 at 9:00 a.m. (e.s.t.). The application period will be open through 5:00 p.m. (e.s.t.) Friday, April 2, 2004
NIMS Approved
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge Approves National Incident Management System (NIMS)
Prospect Fire Department LODD Arrangements
Firefighter Robert Griffin of the Prospect Fire Department will be given full fire service honors
Governor Rowland Urges Support for Regional Fire Schools
Governor Rowland Announces Initial Funding for Regional School Improvements
Fire Marshal Richard Morris Appointed to Commission
Small Aircraft Parachute Alert
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have issued a safety advisory to Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting services (ARFF) pertaining to ballistic parachute systems in use by general aviation and experimental aircraft across the country.
National Incident Management System
Power Point Presentation Available
Conn OSHA Compliance Document
Updated Connecticut OSHA Compliance Chart available
2004 Emergency Response Guidebook
Important information concerning the 2004 ERG
Vendor Ethics Guidelines
DMV to Review Elimination of 2-Q Licensing Program
Joint Council of Connecticut Fire Service Organizations met with representatives of DMV to discuss its concern with the planned changes
Fire Companies in Jeopardy of Losing Funding
Limited Access Highway (LAH) Voucher Program Expires December 31st.
2010 Holiday Greeting
At this time of the year it is our pleasure to say "Thank You" for your support and to wish you and your families health, happiness, and success this holiday season.
Fire Service Day 2012
The Commission on Fire Prevention and Control in cooperation with the Joint Council of Connecticut Fire Service Organizations will hold their annual Fire Service Day at the State Capitol in Hartford on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. All fire service personnel are welcome and strongly encouraged to attend!!
Governor Rell Officiates at Prime Mover Rollout
Prime Mover tow vehicles will be provided to each town that hosts one of the state’s 34 Mass Decontamination Vehicles.
Fatality/Casualty Reporting
Hurricane Katrina Relief Information
The Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security has provided guidance
DMV Regulation Change
Fire Apparatus License Endorsement
IAAI Seminar
2005 SERC Conference
This free conference is on a first come, first served basis. The program has been approved for two Fire Marshal credits. Register today!
Commission Receives Donation
At their October 28, 2008 meeting, the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control received a donation from the Connecticut Chapter of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society.
LAH Supplement
FM Global Fire Prevention Program
Grant Program provides funding to fire departments and brigades, as well as to national, state, regional, local and community organizations.
2006 SERC Conference
This Free Conference is on a first come first served basis. Register today!
Cadet/Junior/Explorer Firefighter Guidelines
Representatives from the CT Department of Labor and the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control are attending many state and county fire service organization meetings to discuss the attached guidance document.
House Speaker Amann, Caucus Members Welcomes Firefighters to the Capitol
Speaker of the House Jim Amann (D-Milford) and 14 members of the House Democratic caucus welcomed representatives of the Joint Council of Connecticut Fire Service Organizations on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 to the State Capitol for a legislative breakfast.
Model Guidelines for Volunteer Emergency Personnel
Public Act 06-22 required the State Fire Administrator to develop model guidelines to be used by municipalities with paid emergency personnel and municipalities with volunteer emergency personnel entering into cooperative agreements authorizing the paid personnel to serve as volunteers during personal time. The Model Guidelines for Volunteer Emergency Personnel are voluntary and do not supersede any collective bargaining agreements nor do they prohibit any form of collective bargaining including the prohibition of volunteering.
Waterbury Fire Department - LODD Captain John Keane
Regional Foam Trailer Program Expanding in Connecticut
Back in January, 2003, the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control in partnership with the Fairfield, Hartford, New Haven, Norwich and Waterbury fire departments along with the CT Department of Environmental Protection placed into operation the Mobile Foam Trailer Program. These 500 gallon mobile foam trailers are available upon request by a local incident commander to respond to incidents within any community statewide. Effective July 1, 2007, the Commission is pleased to report that three new Mobile Foam Trailer units have been added to strengthen and enhance the response system. Funding for the new units was provided by the Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) under a federal grant. The new units are being hosted by Danbury, Willington and Winsted fire departments. Fire department personnel in the three new host fire departments have undergone training and the units are available to respond if requested.
Fire Service Based EMS
EMS is an essential component of the public services provided in the United States. The Federal EMS Act of 1973 defined an EMS system as “an entity that provides for the arrangement of personnel, facilities, and equipment for the effective and coordinated delivery of health care services under emergency conditions in an appropriate geographic area” (EMS Act 1973, (P.L. 93-154)). Much of the dialogue in the public arena today concerning prehospital 9-1-1 emergency medical care often focuses on ambulance services and, accordingly, may ignore the important distinction between prehospital 9-1- 1 emergency medical response and the other key uses of the ambulance-based, out-of hospital providers for non-emergency medical and transportation services.
Ellington Fire Chief Receives National Fire Chief of the Year Award
FIRE CHIEF magazine announced Chief Russell Tarver, Regional Fire Chief, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Japan, and Chief Michael D Varney, Ellington Volunteer Fire Department Inc., Ellington, Connecticut, as the winners of the 12th annual Fire Chief of the Year awards. The awards were presented at the general session of the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ Fire-Rescue International Conference and Exhibition in Atlanta.
2011 Entry-Level Training Reimbursement
Governor Rell Declares October 21, 2007 Firefighters Day
Governor M. Jodi Rell has proclaimed Sunday, October 21, 2007 as Connecticut Firefighters Day. The Governor is expected to be speaking that day at the annual Connecticut Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service to be held at the Connecticut Fire Academy beginning at 2 p.m. Members of the fire service and public are invited and encouraged to attend.
Holiday Fire Safety Message
Each year fires occurring during the holiday season claim the lives of over 400 people, injure 1,650 more, and cause over $990 million in damage. The Connecticut Commission on Fire Prevention and Control reminds everyone there are simple life saving steps you can take to ensure a safe and happy holiday. By following the recommended precautionary tips of the United State Fire Administration, citizens can greatly reduce their chances of becoming a holiday fire casualty.
CFPC Administered Supplemental Grant Award Program
Letters announcing the FY2010 Supplemental Grant Award Program administered by the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control were mailed to eligible volunteer fire companies on September 9th. Local volunteer fire companies that provide emergency response services on state limited access highways are eligible for this grant.
NFPA Announces Theme for Fire Prevention Week 2011
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announces the theme for Fire Prevention Week – Protect Your Family From Fire. Fire Prevention Week will be held October 9-15, 2011. NFPA has sponsored the fire prevention campaign since 1922, spreading awareness of the dangers of fires and inspiring individuals to prevent the deaths, injuries, and destruction they cause. This year’s theme focuses on how to protect your family from fire by planning ahead and integrating simple things into your everyday life.
2009 SERC Conference
The State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) in cooperation with the Department of Environmental Protection and Commission on Fire Prevention and Control have scheduled the 2009 SERC Conference April 28 & 29, 2009 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. This year’s conference will be two days and include speakers, indoor and outdoor exhibits on the latest Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know topics. This is a no cost program funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Hazardous Material Emergency Planning and Training 0809 Grant.
CFA Phone System
Final approval has been received for the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control to procure a new phone system for the Academy. The tentative installation date will be May 15th. We thank everyone for their patience over the past six weeks as the system has been malfunctioning.
Pandemic Flu/2009 H1-N1 Flu Information
This is a list of some of the major web references currently available concerning Pan Flu and the current H1-N1 situation. Note that only the major links are listed. Some, such as the pandemicflu.gov and cdc.gov/swineflu sites have numerous resources listed down underneath them.
Thanksgiving Holiday/Furlough Day Notice
The staff offices of the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control / Connecticut Fire Academy will be closed on Thursday, November 25, 2010 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Further, the staff of the Commission is on a scheduled furlough day, Friday, November 26, 2010.
DDS and CFA Fire Prevention and Safety Awareness Training
The Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) in conjunction with the Connecticut Fire Academy recently unveiled its new Fire Prevention and Safety Awareness Video Training Program. The first of its kind in the country, the training is designed to standardize the education of 15,000 public and private employees as well as assist over 20,000 families and consumers in the state with fire prevention and safety procedures.
Firefighters Day
Governor Rell proclaims Sunday September 6th as Firefighters Day and urges all residents to recognize the valuable role firefighters play in our lives.
Governor Rell Proclaims Day of Remembrance for September 11
Governor M. Jodi Rell has issued a proclamation marking Connecticut’s annual statewide Day of Remembrance for the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
State Bond Commission Releases Funds for New Haven Regional Fire School
At their October meeting the State Bond Commission released $4,108,932 in funding for renovations and expansion of the New Haven Regional Fire School.
November Rescission
Just three months into the new fiscal year, Governor M. Jodi Rell today ordered $34,076,998 in state budget cuts, exercising her power under state law to trim expenditures at Executive Branch agencies, boards and commissions to reduce a projected state budget deficit of nearly $400 million.
Governor’s Budget Deficit Mitigation Plan to Impact Entry Level Training Reimbursement, Funding to Regional Fire Schools and the Supplemental Grant Program
On November 24th, Governor M. Jodi Rell announced a comprehensive deficit mitigation plan intended to erase a shortfall of nearly $470 million in the state budget that took effect in September. The plan includes both spending cuts made under Governor Rell’s authority and cuts requiring legislative approval, further “fund sweeps” and – for the first time during this budget crisis – small cuts in municipal aid.
IAFC Volunteer Officers Section & Insurance Service Office Seminar
The IAFC Volunteer Combination Officers Section and Insurance Service Office are presenting a one day seminar You and ISO - What every fire department should know and understand about ISO in your community at the Connecticut Fire Academy in Windsor Locks, CT on January 30, 2010 from 8 am to 5 pm. Cost is $60 including lunch. Approved for seven (7) Fire Marshal Credits.
CFA Furlough Day Update
Please note the staff offices of the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control and Connecticut Fire Academy will be closed on Friday July 2, 2010 for a state mandated Furlough Day. This is in addition to the regular July 4th Independence Day holiday on Monday, July 5th.
Beacon Hose LODD Funeral Arrangements
Funeral arrangements for Past Asst. Chief and Fire Police Captain Kevin Swan are as follows. Wake will be Sunday March 14, 2010 from 4 to 8 PM Buckmiller Funeral Home 82 Fairview Ave. Naugatuck, CT 06770. Funeral will be held Monday March 15th, 2010 11:00 am Mass at St Michaels Church 15 Maple Ave Beacon Falls, CT 06403.
Fire Protection Research Foundation Reports
The Fire Protection Research Foundation has issued two DHS/Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) funded reports:
32nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Association of State Fire Commissions Conference
The Connecticut Commission on Fire Prevention and Control will host the 32nd Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Association of State Fire Commissions at the Hartford Marriott Downtown from September 9th to 12th.
CFA Dormitory Lodging Reservations
Effective July 1, 2010 the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control is no longer utilizing a contracted answering service to handle Connecticut Fire Academy dormitory lodging reservations. Students requiring lodging for a confirmed training program or event at the Connecticut Fire Academy may reserve a room by calling (860) 627-6363 Ext. 421 during normal business hours (8:30 am – 4:30 pm) Monday through Friday.
Bridgeport Fire Department LODD - Bridgeport Fallen Firefighters Fund
Bridgeport Firefighters Local 834 IAFF with the support of Fire Chief Brian Rooney have set up a fund for the families of the lost firefighters, Bridgeport Fallen Firefighters Fund.
FY 2011 LAH Supplemental Grant Award Program
As part of the state’s Fiscal Year 2011 Budget, $105,000 was appropriated to the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control to administer a supplemental grant award program to support local volunteer fire companies that provide emergency response services on state limited access highways. This represents an overall reduction of $90,000 from last fiscal years appropriation.
Commission on Fire Prevention and Control – Connecticut Fire Academy Staff Directory Update
Commission on Fire Prevention and Control and CT Fire Academy user EMAIL accounts have been migrated to the DOIT Exchange server, thus staff email addresses have been changed.
Commission Receives Donation to Support Training Program
At the November 29, 2011 meeting of the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control Alyce DeAngelo, CPCU, API and Director, Good Works Committee for the Connecticut Chapter of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters presented a donation in the amount of $1,000 for the purchase of a television set with built in DVD player and training foam used in training offered by the Commission’s Connecticut Fire Academy.
Chemical Tank Car Donation Recognition
The Commission on Fire Prevention and Control at their November 30, 2010 meeting formally recognized and extended thanks and appreciation to James Belote former volunteer chief officer with the Ridgefield (CT) Fire Department and current Executive Board member with the Connecticut Fire Police Association for the significant role he played in securing the donation of a chemical tank car from Dow Chemical in addition to its transportation by Norfolk Southern Railroad from Louisiana.
Christmas Holiday /Furlough Day Notice
The staff offices of the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control / Connecticut Fire Academy will be closed on Friday, December 24, 2010 for the Christmas holiday. Further, the staff of the Commission is on a scheduled furlough day, Monday, December 27, 2010.
Connecticut Fire Academy New Year’s Holiday Closing
The Staff Offices of the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control will be closed on Friday, December 31, 2010 in observance of the New Year’s Holiday. In addition, no classes or certification examinations are scheduled this holiday weekend. The Commission on Fire Prevention & Control and staff of the Connecticut Fire Academy wish all of our friends and colleagues a safe, healthy and happy 2011 New Year!
Application Period Opens for DHS Fire Prevention and Safety Grants
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that the application period for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) programs Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) grants opened at 8 am EST on Monday, January 3, and will close at 5 pm EST on Friday, February 4, 2011.
Safety Concerns following the Winter Snow Storm
Information on how heavy snowfall can cause concern for Carbon Monoxide and help your Fire Department help you – Make Sure Fire Hydrants are Cleared.
Commission Employees Celebrate Years of Service
At the February 22, 2011 meeting of the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control two employees were recognized for their length of service to the agency.
State Bond Commission Releases Funds for Hartford County Fire School
At a Special Meeting on February 24, 2011 the State Bond Commission approved two bond allocations and authorizations totaling $4,937,100 to award a construction contract for the construction of a Maintenance and Burn Building for the Connecticut Fire Academy Hartford County Fire School.
Windsor VFD - LODD Funeral Arrangements
Chief William Lewis of the Town of Windsor Volunteer Fire Department announces with deep regret the passing of Firefighter Robert Watts.
Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association Receives SAFER Grant
Today, the Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association (CFCA) announced they have received a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant award from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for $790,000. Only the second grant of its kind, it will assist the CFCA to develop a model to enhance the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters across the entire State of Connecticut. This grant is scheduled to start in September 2011, and run for a year.
Agency Consolidation
Effective July 1, 2011, the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control – Connecticut Fire Academy is involved in an agency consolidation with the newly-created Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection under the leadership of Commissioner Reuben Bradford.
Groundbreaking Ceremony Hartford County Regional Fire School/CFA Expansion
To be held at The Connecticut Fire Academy, 34 Perimeter Road, Windsor Locks, CT Tuesday, August 9, 2011 6:30pm. Reception to follow, please RSVP by August 5, 2011 to 860-828-3242.
Smoke Alarms in U.S. Home Fires
Roughly Two-Thirds of Home Fire Deaths Resulted from Fires in Properties Without Working Smoke Alarms
NFPA releases state-level fire service needs assessment for every U.S. state
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released a fire service needs assessment for each state based on findings from the Third Needs Assessment of the U.S. Fire Service, a study that looked at the current needs of America’s fire departments as compared to those identified in assessments done in 2001 and 2005.
NFPA releases New Scald Prevention Tip Sheet
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors is urging the public to be cautious when handling hot liquids and soups. Scald burns are the second leading cause of all burn injuries and children, older adults and people with disabilities are especially at risk.
Bay Crane Services of Connecticut Recognized
Commission on Fire Prevention and Control presented a Certificate of Appreciation to John Stevens and Joe Zils from Bay Crane Services of Connecticut in recognition of their efforts to transport two steel artifacts from the World Trade Center...
Change Batteries in Smoke and CO Alarms This Weekend
Daylight Saving Time begins March 10, 2013. The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection is urging Connecticut residents to replace the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms this weekend for Daylight Saving Time.
Fire up the barbeque and not the house
Statistics about fires involving grilling from the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Home Fires involving Cooking Equipment Report.
NFPA Issues Safety Alert on SCBA Facepiece Lenses
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today issued a safety alert on Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) facepiece lenses. Among other things, NFPA is recommending that fire departments, fire academies, and emergency service organizations inspect all SCBA facepiece lenses before and after each use. Any SCBA facepiece lens found to have
Fireworks Dangers
Fireworks Dangers The July 4th season is upon us and public safety officials caution the general population against the dangers of fireworks. Each year nationwide, on average, there are 10,000 injuries, 3 deaths, and 25,000 fires due to the use of illegal fireworks. Don’t become a statistic!
Staff Promotion 7.3.12
Peter S. Carozza, Jr., Chairman of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection’s Commission on Fire Prevention and Control is pleased to announce the selection and promotion of William Trisler to the position of Director of Certification.
Focus on Fire Safety: Campus Housing
Each year college and university students, on- and off-campus, experience hundreds of fire-related emergencies nationwide.
Senator Joseph Lieberman: CFSI's Legislator of the Year
On Wednesday, August 8th, Bill Webb, Executive Director of the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI), presented the CFSI 2012 Legislator of the Year Award to Senator Joseph Lieberman (CT) at an event at the Wallingford Fire Department in Wallingford, CT.
Hartford County Regional Fire School Ribbon Cutting
Hartford County Regional Fire School/Connecticut Fire Academy Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Invitation
Easton FD Line of Duty Death
It is with deep regret the Easton Volunteer Fire Company announced the line of duty death of Lt. Russell Neary.
CPSC, FEMA and USFA Warn About Deadly Dangers After Hurricane Sandy Passes
Hurricane Sandy is a massive, slow moving storm that has left millions of Americans along the East Coast without electricity. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) are warning residents in hurricane-impacted areas about the deadly dangers that still remain as Hurricane Sandy tracks north.
Holiday and Christmas Tree Fire Safety
Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire.
Fire Prevention and Safety Grants Application Period
Starting Monday, December 17, 2012, online applications will be accepted for FY 2012 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants. The deadline for all FP&S grant applications will be Friday, January 18, 2013, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).
Put a Freeze on Winter Fires
Winter is the leading time of year for home fires in the United States. That’s why the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) have teamed up to help prevent home fires in the winter months.
NFA's Deputy Superintendant Rob Neale on Fireplace Safety
Some time ago National Fire Academy Director of National Programs, Rob Neal produced and starred in a short instructional detailing fireplace safety and use.
Christmas trees and holiday lighting present post-holiday fire hazards
While the winter months are the leading time of year for home fires, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says the post-holiday season presents its own set of fire hazards. Dried out Christmas trees and holiday lighting are among the leading culprits.
Focus on Fire Safety: Portable Heaters
An estimated 900 portable heater fires in homes are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated 70 deaths, 150 injuries and $53 million in property loss.
USFA Releases Cooking Fires in Residential Buildings (2008-2010) Report
According to a new report from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), cooking remained the leading cause of all residential building fires and injuries for the period 2008-2010.
Hartford Fire Department to Host Preview of IFSTA Essentials of Fire Fighting, 6th Edition
On Monday, January 28, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control and Hartford Fire Department will host, at the Hartford Fire Department Training Academy, representatives from the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) who will deliver a presentation on the new Essentials of Fire Fighting, 6th Edition.
Department of Homeland Security Active Shooter Preparedness
In many cases, there is no pattern or method to the selection of victims by an active shooter, and these situations are by their very nature unpredictable and evolve quickly. DHS offers free courses, materials, and workshops to better prepare you to deal with an active shooter situation and to raise awareness of behaviors that represent pre-incident indicators and characteristics of active shooters.
ISO’s Fire Suppression Rating Schedule: Reinvented and Revised
ISO filed a revised schedule in December, 2012.
Perimeter Road Temporary Closure
Perimeter Road will be closed between 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m on Saturday March 30, 2013
5th Annual Blue Mass
The Archdiocese of Hartford’s Fifth Annual Blue Mass in honor of all active and retired fire, police, DOC and EMS personnel will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford, CT.
NFPA Reports Total Cost of Fire Up 38 Percent from 1980
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released an updated report on the Total Cost of Fire in the United States.
2013 National Volunteer Week
Local Volunteer Fire Departments are Encouraged to Celebrate the Power of Volunteerism during National Volunteer Week.
Seven People Die Each Day in Reported U.S. Home Fires
NFPA releases new report on home fire statistics. The National Fire Protection Association’s new report on home fires shows that U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 366,600 home structure fires from 2007-2011.
June and July are peak months for Grilling Fires
As the Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the unofficial start of summer, grillers everywhere are dusting off their spatulas and are eager to let the grilling season commence. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is recommending that grillers be mindful of safety, especially as the peak months for grilling fires, June and July, approach.
USFA Report: Residential Building Fires (2009-2011)
An estimated 360,900 residential building fires were reported to U.S. fire departments each year and caused 2,495 deaths, 13,250 injuries and $7 billion in property losses. Cooking was the leading cause of these fires.
NFPA’s Annual Firefighter Fatality Report
NFPA reports 64 on-duty firefighter deaths in 2012, the second lowest annual total in 35 years.
Bridge Mounted Dry Hydrant Workshops and Dry Hydrant Video
The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) has just completed a new 5-minute video on dry hydrants and fire protection. They are also offering two (duplicate workshops) on Bridge Mounted Dry Hydrants scheduled for July 9th and 10th.
CFPC/CFA Now on Twitter
For the latest fire service news and information begin to follow the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection’s Commission on Fire Prevention and Control – Connecticut Fire Academy on its official Twitter page @CTCFPC
Connecticut Fire Academy Hosting Red Cross Blood Drive – August 16
The Connecticut Fire Academy is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive at its main campus 34 Perimeter Road in Windsor Locks on Friday, August 16th, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
CFPC July Meeting
The Commission on Fire Prevention and Control will hold an optional July Meeting on Monday, July 29, 2013 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Connecticut Fire Academy in Windsor Locks.
Governor Malloy Proclaims September Campus Fire Safety Month
Each year college and university students, on and off campus, experience hundreds of fire-related emergencies nationwide.
NFPA Halloween Fire Safety Tips
It’s the time of the year for festive costumes, endless candy, spooky jack-o-lanterns, and creepy decorations. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reminding everyone to take a few simple precautions to keep Halloween safe and enjoyable.
Change Your Clock Change Your Batteries
As a reminder on Sunday, November 3rd when you change your clocks back from Daylight Savings Time, take the time to test and also change the batteries in your home’s smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors.
NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Program Reports
1. Airport Fire Fighter Suffers Cardiac Death While Performing Airport Runway Check—Alabama 2.Volunteer Captain Dies While Participating in Advanced Dive Training—Ohio
Research Findings from NIOSH/USFA Firefighter Cancer Study Published
Mortality patterns and cancer incidence among a group of 29,993 U.S. career firefighters employed between 1950-2009 in the cities of San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia were examined.
NFPA and USFA team up to “Put a Freeze on Winter Fires”
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the United States Fire Administration (USFA) are teaming up on a campaign to promote fire safety during winter months. There are typically more home fires and home fire deaths in cooler months.
Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters donation
The Connecticut Chapter CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters) Society Good Works Committee presented a donation of $1,900 to the Connecticut Fire Academy designated for the purchase of training equipment to support its mission.
Connecticut Fire Academy Recruit Firefighter Class # 52 to Graduate
The Connecticut Fire Academy proudly announces the graduation of Recruit Class #52. The class of 54 firefighters, representing 19 career and volunteer fire departments from across the state, will complete their 14-week residential based training program on December 5, 2013.
NFPA Offers Tips to Keep Holidays Festive and Fire-Safe this Season
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released its latest Home Christmas Tree and Holiday Light Fires Report which offers statistics on fire hazards that typically accompany the winter holiday season.
Prevent Portable Heater Fires in Your Home
Watch this short video to learn how you can prevent portable heater fires in your home this winter.
New Federal Requirements for CDL Holders
Recently, the Department of Motor Vehicles began to notify people who hold Commercial Drivers Licenses (CDLs) of two new federal requirements they must meet by January 30, 2014.
CFPC Listserv Messages
Many of you may be aware there have been significant technical issues with our (CFPC) and other state agency ListServs.
Blue Mass - Save the Date
The Annual Blue Mass, celebrated by the Archdiocese of Hartford, is preparing for this year’s mass which is scheduled for May 4th, 2014.
State Foam Trailers and Fire Department Task Forces Respond to Multi-alarm Torrington Fire
Four foam trailers part of DESPP’s Commission on Fire Prevention and Control regional foam trailer program have responded to assist at a multi-alarm tire warehouse fire in the City of Torrington.
Nearly Two-Thirds of Home Fire Deaths Resulted from Fires in Properties Without Working Smoke Alarms
Three out of five home fire deaths in 2007-2011 resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms, according to the report “Smoke Alarms in U.S. Home Fires,” released by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
2014 International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week
All fire and EMS departments are encouraged to participate in International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week. The IAFC and NVFC will provide resources and tools to help your department focus on health and safety.
Smoke Alarms at Home
NAPA Fact Sheet regarding household smoke alarms.
Rules of Engagement for Safe Fire Service Training
The Connecticut Fire Academy is pleased to disseminate a poster version of the Rules of Engagement for Safe Fire Service Training developed by the IAFC Safety, Health and Survival Section in partnership with the North American Fire Training Directors (NAFTD).
Interactive 2014 Fire Prevention Week quiz
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is offering an online, interactive quiz for members of the public looking to test their fire safety smarts.
Safe Halloween Tips from NFPA
Information and resources for Parents and Teachers to make Halloween Safer.
DESPP offers Holiday Fire Safety Tips
The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP), Commission on Fire Prevention and Control, is urging all residents to check their homes to ensure a fire safe holiday season.
FEMA COOP Connecticut Workshop - WEDNESDAY, April 8
Continuity of Operations (COOP) Tabletop Exercise (TTX) for Connecticut Fire Services and supporting agencies. The TTX will be on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the New Haven Regional Fire Training Academy.
National Safety Culture Change Initiative Report
A study of fire and emergency service cultural aspects that contribute to occupational illnesses, injuries and fatalities is available from the US Fire Administration.
Flanagan Scholarship Application
Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2016 for the 2015-2016 session.
Support One Innocent Life
On January 21, 2012 three innocent lives were taken from us way too early in an off campus housing fire at Marist College.
Zika Virus Informational Bulletin
Important Information from DESPP for all First Responders regarding the Zika Virus.

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Recruitment and Retention
Career Fire Service
Career Job Announcements
Avon Fire Department to Host Quarterly Roundtable on Volunteer Recruitment and Retention
This is your opportunity to not only learn from others but also share your own experiences with regard to volunteer recruitment and retention.
Fire Up For Scouting
The Connecticut Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America and the Connecticut Commission on Fire Prevention and Control are teaming up to give boys, young men and women an opportunity to join Scouting.
Volunteer Fire Service Recruitment and Retention
Connecticut Emergency Service Volunteers
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Employment Opportunity – Fire Service Instructor
The Connecticut Fire Academy within the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) is recruiting for the position of Adjunct Fire Service Instructor (Per Diem).
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2004 Fire Investigation
The 10th Annual Fire Investigation School was conducted during Arson Awareness Week, May 2004, by the Connecticut Department of Public Safety in cooperation with the Connecticut Commission on Fire Prevention and Control and Connecticut Fire Academy.

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